Research Administrator, Behavioural Sciences Unit

Sydney, Australia
13 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Women's & Childrens Health

Faculty of Medicine 

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) is comprised of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU). The Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) was established in 2001 to conduct research studies that cover all psychosocial, behavioural and nutritional aspects of paediatric cancer. The BSU is based at, and supported by, the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital. Our team is multidisciplinary, with representation from psychology, dietetics, paediatric oncology/haematology, social work, nursing, bereavement counselling, behavioural sciences, and exercise physiology.

About the role

  • $71K-$80K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 24 months
  • Full-time

The Research Administrator will provide administrative assistance to the Head of the BSU and the behavioural sciences research team.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and levels of seniority
  • Demonstrate experience in administrative support in an academic research environment
  • Demonstrate ability to identify, analyse and solve administrative problems to provide accurate and appropriate outcomes
  • Experience in research administration, or an equivalent level of knowledge and competency gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Professor Claire Wakefield, Head of Bahavioural Sciences Unit


Applications close: 3 May 2018